“To Collect Photographs is to Collect the World.”

Posted March 20th by in Photography

An incredible original print by Amanda Zackem now above my desk – framed, perfect, beautiful…..www.amandazackem.com

 

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Polaroids: Ariel Pink at the Rock n’ Roll Circus, NYC

Posted March 19th by in Photography


Photography by Adarsha Benjamin

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Lonely Nights

Posted March 19th by in Film

a short film by Oliver Maxwell Kupper for Pas Un Autre

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Bruce Davidson

Posted March 18th by in Photography


Bruce Davidson 1959, New York City, Coney Island, 1959.

Bruce Davidson, unlike other photographers before him, embedded himself in the world of his subjects for extended periods he even joined a circus in 1958 in order to get the right pictures the results of which formed themselves into series of powerful photo-essays. Brooklyn Gang’ and East 100th Street’ are perhaps his two most famous, and are the results of months and months living with both a gang of youths on Coney Island, and the inhabitants of a run-down tenement block in Harlem, New York. Through a combination of familiarity and his own visual poetry, Davidson brought these, and READ MORE….

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Preview: Pretty Little Thing

Posted March 18th by in Fashion, Style

Preview of a shoot for Pretty Little Thing jewelry. Shot by Oliver Maxwell Kupper. More photos and video coming soon.

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Soundtrack to Your Life: Brahms Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77

Posted March 18th by in Music

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings, and solo violin.  It is not known when Brahms began work on his Violin Concerto, but we do know that he finished his first draft during the summer of 1878 at Portschach in southern Austria. He then sent the solo violin part to his long time friend, the composer, conductor, virtuoso violinist, and dedicatee of the concerto, Joseph Joachim. Brahms had for years consulted with him on various compositions, seeking his criticisms and learned opinions. In the note accompanying the violin part, Brahms sought that Joachim should “…correct it, not sparing the quality of the composition and that if you thought it not worth scoring, that you should say so. I shall be satisfied if you will mark those parts which are difficult, awkward, or impossible to play”.  Joachim found the solo to contain “…a lot of really good violin music”. He premiered the work on New Year’s Day, 1879 in Leipzig.

Johannes Brahms - Brahms Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 – 3rd Movement – Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace

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[Kevin Hayes: The Dirtiest Rainbow]

Posted March 18th by in Pornography, Sex

Kevin Hayes’ photography is a bloody car wreck on a hot summer highway – hard to take your eyes away from. Hayes seems to have the rare opportunity of complete access to the pig pen of diseased swine – the keys to the dark kingdom of humanities other side; and quite naturally I might add.  It begs the question: what is on the other side of the dirtiest rainbow? READ MORE….

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Openings: Artist, Syd Barret, Man of Letters, Acid Casualty?

Posted March 18th by in Art, Culture

Despite what you’ve heard about Syd Barret if you bet against your life it was all true you would certainly lose. If you asked Syd Barret why he was famous he probably couldn’t answer you – despite the fact that he was the founding member of the legendary band Pink Floyd. But who is the real Syd Barret? If you asked Syd, who is now dead, he would certainly say artist before musician. A new show opens today at the Idea Gallery in London that explores the enigmatic inner life of Syd Barret. For the first time, the largest collection of unseen photographs, personal love letters and original artworks will go on display offering an unprecedented insight into the inspired life of this rock legend. gallery.ideageneration.co.uk

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Last Nite: Warpaint Live in San Francisco, California

Posted March 17th by in Music


photo by Oliver Maxwell Kupper for Pas Un Autre

Warpaint played at the Independent last night in San Francisco. I was hooked a few years back with the below demo – hooked since they were merely just another LA garage band – albeit with John Frusciante (formerly of the Red Hot Chile Peppers) as a their record producer and the actress Shannon Sossaman as their drummer (by the way, they’re new drummer Stella Mozgawa is simply incredible). It also worth it to mention that all members of Warpaint are all stunningly gorgeous, but with a certain sensuality that makes you take them seriously – their tremendous musical talent demands notice.  A  little bit Black Sabbath meets The Virgin Suicides, Warpaint closed the show with a 15 minute long encore that had most of the band in a trance they couldn’t figure out how to get out of – which was awkward, but entertaining, because did anyone really want them to stop?  Warpaint has released two official albums, the most recent, The Fool, came out on Rough Trade Records last October. Visit their site to see all tour dates: www.warpaintwarpaint.com

Warpaint – Stars (demo)

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Farewell My Lovely

Posted March 17th by in Culture, Fashion, Style

Incredible mini-case from Olympia Le-Tan.  Only one left. Hand made in France and inspired by vintage books. www.olympialetan.com

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